When you are looking to upgrade your truck’s storage, it can be hard to know where to start, as there are endless ways to customize your truck storage solution. You have a wide variety of options to choose from, such as the simple modifications that extend the bed to more complex storage units. It all depends on what you need and how you want to satisfy those needs.
Truck bed slide-out platform
A truck bed slide-out platform is a form of extender for the bed of your truck. It works as a sort of sliding floor that can lock in place to give the back of your truck more room and easier access. These types of modifications are the simplest in design but don’t let that fool you. The extra carrying capacity, the additional room they provide and the ability to customize them will be a godsend.
Drawers, slideout trays and variants
A popular modification is to add a customized storage system. This addition allows you to hold numerous objects and tools in the bed of your truck without worrying about them getting lost or misplaced, and making them easier to access. Combining a drawer system with a sliding deck not only increases storage capacity but also makes it easier to access when needed. Generators, compressors or welders can be mounted on trays that slide out for easy accessibility. With this modification, you’ll no longer pile things on top of each other. Instead, you will keep everything neatly stored and readily accessible when needed.
Another option is bookcase enclosures that come in many forms and can be put into different types of vehicles. They caneven mount to a truck bed slide. Although they’re called bookcases, they often function more as a type of storage for paper and documents. This means they are very useful for storing construction plans, MSDS or other such documentation, making it easily accessible on the job site. They can come with several shelves that carry all sorts of smaller objects, such as tools or duffle bags, and fold-down tables that provide a convenient work area. .
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to customize your vehicle storage solution to fit your specific needs. Specialized custom storage solutions can be designed for specific functions or come with additional features that can be quite useful. An example of this is a drawer modification with a fold down worktable that allows you to write and spread out your papers as needed. The fold down worktable can even be made of magnetic dry erase board for even better utility.